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President's Message




Greetings my fellow Fly Fishers


Welcome to the Fly Fishers Club of Orange County (FFCOC). We’re glad that you are visiting our website.

Our club is dedicated to those that either love to fly fish or want to learn to love to fly fish.  We have a lot of fun supporting both. It is a sport where the learning never stops and there are always exciting places to fish including old favorites and new adventures. 

Take a tour of our website to see the kind of activities and opportunities we offer to those interested in the sport of fly fishing. Every month we host a club meeting at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim, CA where we invite world class speakers to talk about key places to fish, skills to develop, technologies to consider. Check out the Meeting Information in the next column for details. Please join us.

I have been a member of Club since 1975 and have been elected to serve as president for 2020. I started fly fishing in 1969 and I have been a fly tier from almost the first time I fly fished. I still have a vivid memory of the first fish I caught on a fly I tied.  Ask me about it, I love to tell the story.

I am mainly a nymph and streamer fisherman and have made a commitment to fishing more with European nymph systems. I’ve focused on stream fishing where I achieve a level of personal peace from the sound of the water and the breeze blowing in the trees.

As the Club’s new President let me be the one to welcome all our members to 2020. A few of our long-term volunteers have passed the torch; their input and experience will be missed. I want to thank them for their service. This year we will looking into conservation projects in which the club can get involved. In addition, we will continue to grow our sport with the On The River Training program, the Casting Clinic and Rod Building and Fly-Tying classes.  

Several Club Outings to exciting fishing destinations are planned during 2020. Outings offer great opportunities to get to know your fellow Club members and experience new destinations with fly fishers that know the local secrets.  Grab a new friend or old fishing buddy and go somewhere with your favorite gear.  Go fishing and tell your story at the next meeting.

I love this sport and those we chase.

Denis Higginson

2020 FFCOC President





Meeting Information

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The next FFCOC Club Meeting is:

Wednesday February 12, 2020

6:00 PM - Wet Fly (Meet-Greet-Fish-Tales)

7:00 PM Dinner (optional)

8:00 PM Speaker: 
James Garrettson
Program:
A Guide's Approach to Water

 Click HERE to learn more

 Phoenix Club*

1340 S. Sanderson

Anaheim, CA

*Meetings are in Pavilion at back of property unless noted  

Current Events


FlyBuy2020

Click HERE to learn more about the Southwest Council's Annual Fly Buy Event and Auction.




Outreach / Education







The Fly Fishers Club of Orange County offers several programs for Club Members as well as Community Outreach Programs.  

Community Outreach Programs include:

Trout In The Classroom an educational program for schools where our Club works in conjunction with the California Department of Fish and numerous other organizations.  
Conservation projects where our Club works in conjunction with other volunteer and government organizations on project focused on protection of fish habitat. 
Annual Casting Clinic that gives non-club members the opportunity to learn the basics of fly casting.
Scholarship Program that sponsors an annual scholarship to students in the California State University System pursuing careers in aquatic sciences.
 Also, non-club members are welcome to join us at our regularly scheduled monthly speaker meetings in Orange County as well as our annual auction.   

Educational programs for Club Members include:

Participation in the Community Outreach Programs listed above
Fly Casting programs
On the River Training program
Fly Tying programs
Fly rod building

More information about these programs can be found by clicking on the “Outreach” and “Education” menu items above.  Meeting information can be found in the column to the left and under the “Calendar” menu item above.